Artist to Give Lecture Before Honors Exhibition
Illustrator David Plunkert will speak at Kent State University’s School of Visual Communication Design on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Rm. 202 of the Art Building. The school’s inaugural Honors Exhibition and scholarship awards program will immediately follow this lecture. Plunkert will choose the $500 Best of Show scholarship winner at the event.
Plunkert’s illustrations have appeared in advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies as well as major newspapers, magazines and recording labels. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, the Society of Illustrators and The New York Art Directors’ Club.
Plunkert and Joyce Hesselberth founded their design and illustration studio, Spur Design, in 1995.
Plunkert's editorial illustration has been seen in BusinessWeek, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Time and The Wall Street Journal among others. He was included in the group show “America Illustrata” which completed its international tour in 2000. He is a founding member of the Illustrators Partnership of America.
As a graphic designer, Plunkert's work has won many national design awards from the Advertising Association of Baltimore, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print and the New York Type Director's Club. His design clients include AIRS, Goucher College, Maryland Historical Society, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, MTV Networks and Roll Call.
Plunkert has taught graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and at Shepherd College and has lectured for various chapters of AIGA throughout the United States. He served for two years on the Board of Directors of AIGA Baltimore.
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